“…We understand there is a possibility that the Congress may adjourn at the end of the year without enacting an appropriation for the Social Security Administration and instead, extend the current Continuing Resolution (CR) further into the fiscal year. If that is done, it is vitally important that SSA be funded at a higher level under an extended CR rather than freezing spending at last year’s funding level. Allowing SSA to fund its operations during an extended CR at the FY 2011 level proposed by the Appropriations Committees would ensure that SSA would continue to make progress in reducing the significant backlogs that have accumulated in virtually all agency workloads.
“By providing SSA with the necessary resources, the agency will reduce the hearings backlog and also protect many Americans from unnecessary financial hardship.”
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